Norm Smith

Norm Smith

Norman Walter "Norm" Smith (21 November 1915, Clifton Hill, Victoria – 29 July 1973, Pascoe Vale, Victoria) was an Australian rules football player and coach in the Victorian Football League. After 200 games as a player with Melbourne and Fitzroy, Smith began a twenty year coaching career, including a fifteen year stint at Melbourne. Recognised as the father of modern Australian football coaching, Smith coached Melbourne to six premierships and in 1996 was chosen as the coach of the AFL Team of the Century.

Read more about Norm Smith:  Personal Life, Playing Career, Coaching Career, Death and Legacy, Norm Smith Medal

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